Help us with the annual bike count

As two bicyclists ride by him, a man logs them in his clipboard during one of PAG's annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts.

In the 16 years of the voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan and countywide sales tax, 78 bicycle and pedestrian crossings have been constructed to improve safety and efficiency for those modes of transportation. Pima Association of Governments, the organization that manages the RTA, is conducting its annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count to understand the numbers … Read more

The war in Ukraine affects RTA projects, too

A large bridge structure made of concrete, metal and wood is under construction.

It seems every month since March 2020, we’ve heard about supply-chain disruptions and seen them firsthand in our grocery stores and online availability of goods. Now, some Regional Transportation Authority projects are facing similar supply and demand challenges. A number of products used to construct roadways and the elements around them (lighting, sidewalks, bridges, etc.) … Read more

Curious about the next RTA plan?

The Regional Transportation Authority has engaged a Citizens Advisory Committee to develop priorities, weigh suggestions and create the next regional transportation plan for the greater Tucson region. The committee has 33 members who come from throughout the region, have varied transportation needs, and bring diverse personal and professional experiences. The newest RTA Next fact sheet … Read more

Setting project delivery schedule a part of RTA plan development

With 35 roadway projects and a 20-year timeframe, how would you determine when to schedule construction for each project? That was a task the Regional Transportation Authority’s original citizens’ advisory committee (CAC) had to undertake when crafting the 2006-2026 plan and gathering public feedback. The result was a carefully constructed schedule, based on advice from … Read more

Road work ahead: upcoming RTA projects

The Regional Transportation Authority’s partner jurisdictions are working hard to construct roadway improvements throughout the Tucson metro area, including major widening projects on Houghton Road; Ruthrauff Road and Interstate-10, and East Broadway Boulevard, plus construction of the new Downtown Links roadway to connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway with Interstate 10 through the downtown area. Behind the scenes, … Read more

Regional planning includes RTA projects

Pima Association of Governments is seeking public input on its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2022-2026, and the draft includes projects from the Regional Transportation Authority plan. The PAG document covers the final five years of the voter-approved RTA plan through June 2026. The RTA Board has committed to fund all RTA … Read more

News Release: Virtual open houses set for public review of proposed 5-year transportation funding schedule

Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the greater Tucson region, is hosting two virtual open houses for public review of the draft Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, for fiscal years 2022-2026. The TIP schedules regional, state and federal funding for transportation projects over the next five years. Projects in … Read more